HOLLYWOOD – “Scream Queens,” which begins production soon in New Orleans, has added Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Lea Michele (“Glee”), Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Madea’s Family Reunion”) to its cast, the Fox network announced Saturday (Jan. 17) at the Winter TV Tour. Previously announced cast members are Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”).
Ariana Grande was announced as a “Scream Queens” guest star in a recurring role.
A comedy-horror anthology series covering 15 episodes, “Scream Queens” is slated for a fall slot on Fox’s schedule. The series comes from “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” also from Murphy, both were filmed in New Orleans.
“Ryan has proven over the years that he has just great instincts for building characters that people just care about and fall in love with,” said Gary Newman, co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group. “He brings an outrageousness to what he does that I think is his kind of unique signature.”
Noting that the first season of “Scream Queens” will be set in a sorority house, Newman said that Murphy is “literally the perfect person to be doing this.”
Murphy has assembled his cast so far without sending out scripts — to either the actors or the network.
Below are HD captures from last night’s episode, Show Stoppers, of AHS: Freak Show! SPOILER ALERT: Never volunteer for a magic act! We saw the end of Emma’s character! Sad to see it but can’t wait to see the how it all ends with season finale next week! Emma was spotted out and about around LA the past few days including today, check out the candids below.
Didn’t think Emma was appearing in last night’s episode, Magical Thinking, of AHS: Freak Show but she made a small appearance at the end! Check out HD captures below plus preview of next weeks new episode! Emma was spotted out and about in LA on January 7 and then again today (January 8).
Emma was spotted out and about in LA yesterday (January 5) then later that night leaving a party in Beverly Hills. Check out the first candids of 2015 below!
I like to wish all the visitors a Happy New Year! 2014 was such a great year! Now we have much more to look forward to in 2015!
• AHS: Freak Show comes to an end! Only 3 more episodes left! It returns Jan. 7!
• I am Michael will premiere at Sundance 2015 at the end of January! A gay activist and magazine founder (James Franco) is ‘saved’ from his homosexuality after turning to God. Usually when it goes to Sundance the film gets a limited (maybe wider) theater release, then soon after a DVD release.
• Ashby – High-school student Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby (Mickey Rourke), a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live.
• February will start filming soon! Set at an all girls boarding school, February tells the story of two women bound together by a series of sinister events. It also stars Kiernan Shipka and will be directed by Oz Perkins.
• Scream Queens will start filming sometime in the Spring/Summer! It is schedule to premiere sometime in the Fall on Fox! An anthology series revolving around two female leads each season, with the first season focused on activity at a college campus rocked by a series of murders. It will be produced/directed by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and also has Jamie Lee Curtis attached.
Can’t wait to see these, plus who knows what else will come about!